Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Life Spine surpasses 20K Prolift expandable cages sold

    Spinal implant manufacturer Life Spine has sold more than 20,000 Prolift expandable cages, according to a Jan. 5 news release.
  2. Most spine patients prefer in-person visits to telehealth, study finds

    A study conducted by researchers from Penn State Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center found that most spine patients prefer in-person visits to virtual appointments.
  3. $20M secured by orthopedic company to advance patient monitoring system

    Healthcare data company Canary Medical received a $20 million venture loan facility from Horizon Technology Finance Corp. and Silicon Valley Bank that it will use to support growth initiatives.

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  1. Dr. Riley Williams III performs ACL reconstruction surgery on Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie

    Riley Williams III, MD, performed an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery on the right knee of Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie, the team announced Jan. 4.
  2. 5 recent device company acquisitions of $100 million or more

    From a multibillion dollar Stryker deal to Alphatec looking to strengthen its position in the spinal imaging sector, here are five recent device company acquisitions that cost at least $100 million:
  3. Spine leaders push for better research on low back pain

    Despite an increasing amount of research in low back pain, disability levels have failed to improve for patients in the U.S., and authors of an article in the January edition of Spine are calling for a review of clinical research into low back pain.
  4. Estate of Keck Hospital spine surgeon alleges wrongful termination

    The estate of a spine surgeon who worked at Los Angeles-based Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California alleges he was wrongfully fired a year before his death, according to a Jan. 4 report from mynewsla.com.

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  1. Stryker makes 1st acquisition of 2021: 4 details

    Stryker on Jan. 5 acquired OrthoSensor, a digital orthopedic technology company focused on total joint replacements.
  2. Smith+Nephew acquires orthopedics business for $240M

    Smith+Nephew completed the acquisition of Integra LifeSciences' extremity orthopedics business for $240 million.
  3. NFL 'failed miserably' handling COVID-19, says Dr. Myron Rolle

    Former NFL player and neurosurgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Myron Rolle, MD, criticized the NFL for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic this season, NBC Sports Boston reports.
  4. 3 spine surgeons on the move in December

    Three spine surgeons that joined new practices in December:
  1. Dr. Sachin Pawar operates on Bucks' Torrey Craig

    Sachin Pawar, MD, surgically repaired the nose of Milwaukee Bucks forward Torrey Craig, the team reported Dec. 31.
  2. Safe Orthopaedics introduces virtual OR spine surgery tool

    French device company Safe Orthopaedics on Jan. 4 unveiled its virtual operating room tool designed to ease workflows during spine surgery.
  3. ISASS updates policy, clinical guidelines on sacroiliac joint fusion

    The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery continues to support the adoption of minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion by clinicians and payers, limited to procedures using a lateral transiliac approach.
  4. Florida orthopedic group plans HQ, surgery center with 6 operating rooms

    Bradenton, Fla.,-based Coastal Orthopedics will begin construction in January on a medical center that will feature a six-operating room surgery center, BusinessObserverFL.com reports.
  5. Stryker introduces next-gen surgical helmet

    Stryker launched the next generation of its T7 helmet, a personal protection system designed for surgeons, according to a Jan. 4 news release.
  6. Dr. Lawrence Dorr dead at 79; renowned orthopedic surgeon founded Operation Walk

    Renowned orthopedic surgeon Lawrence Dorr, MD, died on Dec. 28, according to The New York Times. He was 79 years old.
  7. Researchers study processing speed in patients with spinal cord injuries

    Researchers are studying processing speed deficits in people with spinal cord injuries, according to a Dec. 31 report from the Hindustan Times.
  8. Dr. Neel Anand and more — 9 spine surgeons in the news

    From a surgeon debuting new technology for interbody fusion to insights on augmented reality, here are nine spine surgeons making headlines this week.
  9. Boston Scientific veterans to launch Omnia Medical pain division: 5 device company notes

    From a new pain division entering the market to an orthopedic company expanding overseas, here are the latest device company notes:

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